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July 18, 2011
Gwinnett Tech Hosts Animation Software Training
Three sessions provide training for incumbent workers
Gwinnett Technical College is partnering with the Georgia Entertainment Media Work Ready Region to host a series of animation software training sessions for current workers.
The training sessions, which began last week and will run through August 19, are held at Gwinnett Tech's International Education Center at Gwinnett Place. Participants are drawn from entertainment and media industry partners in the Atlanta area.
An instructor from Toon Boom Animation, a global leader in digital content and animation software, will train each of the participants on their Animate Pro software. This software is also used in Gwinnett Tech's gaming and computer simulation program.
"We believe this partnership should provide a strategic advantage to students who will have the opportunity to train on industry standard animation software and be able to develop critical skills to advance into a dynamic and fulfilling media arts career," said Dikran Husseindjian, senior director at Toon Boom Animation.
Sessions will run:
Session 1: July 11 to July 22
Session 2: July 25 to August 5
Session 3: August 8 to August 19
The training sessions are funded by the Georgia Entertainment Media Work Ready Region, supporting the goal of providing and supporting a skilled workforce needed for the growing computer gaming industry in Georgia.
Toon Boom Animation, Inc. is a worldwide leader in digital content and animation solutions. The animation and storyboarding software solutions enable studios, animators, educators and users of all ages to create high quality productions for film, television, video, web, games, mobile devices and training applications.
Gwinnett Technical College offers a comprehensive range of seminars and workshops to improve job skills and provide specialized training. The seminars and workshops are available to companies and individuals that focus on business and management, computer skills, and sustainability and energy conservation, as well as in several specific occupational disciplines. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu/ce or call 770-995-9697.
Gwinnett Tech offers associate degree, diploma and certificate options in game development.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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